Methyl Isocyanate

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Methyl isocyanate is a colorless highly flammable liquid that evaporates quickly when exposed to the air. It has a sharp, strong odor.

Methyl isocyanate is used in the production of pesticides, polyurethane foam, and plastics.

People working in facilities that produce or use methyl isocyanate have the highest risk of being exposed to this chemical. Exposure to low levels of methyl isocyanate can cause eye and throat irritation. People exposed to high levels of methyl isocyanate in the air have experienced severe lung and eye damage. Methyl isocyanate has been found in at least 1 of the 1,585 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

See a doctor if you have been harmed by this substance. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be timelimits within which you must commence suit.

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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Burns: Overview
  3. Ear, Nose, & Throat Disorders
  4. Eye Disorders
  5. Lung & Airway Disorders
  6. Methyl Isocyanate: Frequently Asked Questions
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